Pressures low

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Pressures low

Post by Jakeyboy » 12 Sep 2017, 17:20

Well after reading posts on here about floor pressure being critical on the honwaves i thought i would check with the honwave manometer supplied with the boat as i have always just relied on the bravo pump being correct.Imagine my surprise when i found out after being in water this afternoon that tubes were 0.2 bar and floor was 0.7 so looking forward to getting back out to try it. Still got a bloody rattle though lol

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Post by Paul B » 12 Sep 2017, 19:06

The tubes being under pressure by that amount isn't really an issue, but the floor is critical, under pressure they can handle really badly with the floor rippling quite badly, it's best practice to inflate to 0.8 then check After a while whilst out on the water, the sea temp can alter it quite a bit,

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Post by Jakeyboy » 12 Sep 2017, 22:27

Aye it was ok this afternoon;hoping to get a blast up etive tomorow

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Post by Martin » 12 Sep 2017, 22:31

Agree completely with Paul B regarding the pressures, very important for the airfloors.

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Post by Jakeyboy » 14 Sep 2017, 13:39

Well paul b and Martin you were spot on about pressures,what a huge difference to how she handles ;thing is i didn't even realise they were low always went off bravo guage;we went down etive yesterday down past bonawe quarry and came back up in a fair chop and it was just night and day better .
Also found out that when only 2 in boat engine trimmed on hole 2 instead 3 keeps bow down in rougher waters with us both on rear bench seat . Every trip i learn a bit more but still absolutely love the honwave;really safe wee boat

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Post by Paul B » 14 Sep 2017, 18:04

Great to see you are sorting it out Jake. I usually leave my trim on the second hole all the time, this works best for me

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Post by Jakeyboy » 14 Sep 2017, 19:36

Back home saturday paul got boat packed away today ;will be back up next september for 2 weeks cant wait love it up here for boat

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